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July 15th

Shelley Rachel Lopez

July 15, 2014

Shelley Rachel Lopez, 15, of Big Spring, died Sunday, July 13, 2014, in an Odessa hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 17, 2014, at the Family Faith Center of Big Spring. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel in Big Spring.

Shelley was born Sept. 30, 1998, in Odessa. She was a sophomore at Big Spring High School. She enjoyed music and dancing, playing the flute in the band and taking dance since she was five.

July 14th

1 killed, three injured in rollover

July 14, 2014

An early Sunday morning crash claimed the life of a Big Spring girl.

Fifteen-year-old Shelly Lopez was killed and three others were hospitalized as the result of injuries received in a one-vehicle rollover shortly after 5 a.m. Sunday on the 1300 block of East Fourth St.

For more of this story, read Monday's edition of the Herald.

KBSB urges residents to go native while planting

July 14, 2014

If you plant it, will it grow?

That is a question members of Keep Big Spring Beautiful can answer after creating a native and adaptive plant demonstration garden at the Dora Roberts Community Center.

“We hope people will visit it and see what plants will work,” said Jan Hansen, of KBBB who co-chaired the project along with Willia Ledford. “Hopefully, they will go home and start supplementing these water wise plants for other plants and grasses that use more water since we are being prohibited on our water usage in this area.”

John Walter Lindsey

July 14, 2014

John Walter Lindsey, 67, of Big Spring, Texas went to be with the Lord Saturday, July 12, 2014, at his home, surrounded by his family. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, July 14, 2014, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at the Coahoma Cemetery.

Robbin Angela Hutcheson

July 14, 2014

Robbin Angela Hutcheson, 50, of Big Spring, died Saturday at her residence. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.

July 12th

Fireworks start grass fire, officials say

July 12, 2014

A grass fire Thursday afternoon that threatened some residential houses was caused by children playing with fireworks, according to Big Spring Fire Department officials.

Pick up a copy of the Herald for the rest of the story.

Council caps water service out of city limits

July 12, 2014

The city of Big Spring is limiting the number of customers living outside the city limits who receive water service.
During their Tuesday meeting, the city council approved an ordinance that effectively put a cap on the number of residents outside Big Spring's city limits who receive water from municipal sources.

Pick up a copy of the Herald for the rest of the story.

Warren Willborn

July 12, 2014

Warren Willborn, 74, of Big Spring, died Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at his residence. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 14, 2014, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park.
He was born Nov. 3, 1939, in Big Spring and was a lifelong resident. He had worked as a ginner, an auto mechanic and a welder.

July 11th

Reliever route gets funding

July 11, 2014

Officials for the Ports to Plains Alliance announced Thursday funding for the northern portion of the Highway 87 reliever route has been secured, a step many people thought would not happen for decades.

“This is huge,” said Gloria McDonald, a member of the Ports to Plains Alliance. “We didn’t think we would get the northern portion for probably 20 years or if ever because we weren’t sure funding was going to be available.”

For more of this story, read Friday's edition of the Herald.

Firefighters quell blaze in neighborhood

July 11, 2014

A grass fire Thursday afternoon created several tense moments for home owners in a residential area tucked quietly in from Wasson Road.

“I came outside to let my dog out and saw something burning,”said Jessica Harman, who was house-sitting her mother’s residence in the 2700 block of Clayton Street. “Within like ten minutes it had come all the way down and I could see bright, dark flames. Ashes were falling.”

For more of this story, read Friday's edition of the Herald.

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